The Minister for Social Development has certainly put her foot in it this time.
After two solo mothers criticised cutbacks to a training allowance, Bennett made public details of the benefits being received by the two women, Jennifer Johnston and Natasha Fuller.
In what can only be seen as a blatant attempt to gag two critics of government policy, she has released confidential Work and Income information about them.
This is nothing more than intimidation. It is indefensible.
She has breached the Privacy Act and has done so knowingly.
It also raises questions about her own advisors and the role of WINZ. Did they know what Bennett was going to do? If they did, why didn't they protest?
Bennett has brought into disrepute her own department.
Where does it end? Is the next bolshie beneficiary that Bennett takes an exception to going to find their WINZ files on the front page of the New Zealand Herald?
Bennett must either resign or be sacked by the Prime Minister.